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What causes peritoneal diseases?

Because there are some many different peritoneal diseases, they can have a variety of different causes. For example, ascites, a build up of protein-rich fluid in the abdomen, is often caused by cirrhosis of the liver. Cancer and kidney failure are among the other possible causes of this disorder. Peritonitis is an infection that affects the membrane lining of the peritoneal cavity. This infection can be either bacterial or fungal. It is often caused by complications due to peritoneal dialysis or as a result of fluid build up from a separate infection or injury.

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